HC Deb 25 April 1890 vol 343 cc1414-5
MR. CHANNING (Northampton, E.)

I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered the complaints of grocers who have recently laid in large stocks of tea, and also the complaints of Cooperative Distributive Societies who have large stocks of tea and currants; and whether he will, by a repayment of the whole or part of the duty, or by a postponement of the dates at which the new scales of duty are to come in force, minimise the loss to such traders and Societies?


I am afraid I can only give the same answer as I gave yesterday. I would point out to the hon. Member that in the case of Cooperative Associations the members will gain by the lower prices what the Associations might lose in profit.

MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)

At what date will the reduction of the Tea Duties take place?


The 1st of May.